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Protests raged for a third day in Iraqi Kurdistan on Wednesday despite a clampdown by security forces after five people were killed as ire exploded at the calamitous fallout from an independence vote.Demonstrators in the town of Rania, where five protesters were shot dead and dozens wounded Tuesday, torched the offices of several political parties as people vented their anger at the authorities over a worsening economic crisis and corruption.A disputed Kurdish referendum in September delivered a resounding "yes" for independence, but drew sweeping reprisals from Baghdad which dealt a heavy blow to the region's already flagging economy.Protesters have unleashed their fury at all five of the autonomous Kurdish region's main political parties, not just the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) of former regional president Massoud Barzani who initiated the fateful poll.
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